27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Atlantic City
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly
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Buffalo
— 1 night
Drive
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Ithaca
— 7 nights
Fly
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Boston
— 4 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 1 night

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New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, and make a trip to Rockefeller Center.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New York City online travel planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to New York City. June in New York City sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Atlantic City.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Atlantic City

— 2 nights

America's Favorite Playground

The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Cape May County Park & Zoo, stroll through Cape May City Beaches, and then steep yourself in history at Emlen Physick Estate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at New Jersey Korean War Memorial, then try your luck at Caesars Atlantic City Casino, then take a stroll through Atlantic City Boardwalk, and finally try to win big at Borgata Casino.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Atlantic City online trip planner.

Drive from New York City to Atlantic City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
On the 12th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally make a trip to Rittenhouse Square. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Chanticleer, then witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park, then hike along Schuylkill River Trail, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Atlantic City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 3 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Buffalo

— 1 night

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): make a trip to Canalside, then admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Niagara, and finally pause for some photo ops at Tuscarora Heroes Monument. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, Head underground at Cave of the Winds, then don't miss a visit to Old Falls Street, and finally walk around Patriots and Heroes Park.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Buffalo road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Buffalo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in June, with highs in Buffalo at 76°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ithaca.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ithaca

— 7 nights
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Change things up with these side-trips from Ithaca: Norwich (Northeast Classic Car Museum & Parsons Daughter Candy Shoppe) and Greek Peak Mountain Resort (in Virgil). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Cayuga Lake, stroll through Caygua Waterfront Trail, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and admire the sheer force of Ithaca Waterfalls.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ithaca visit planner.

Traveling by car from Buffalo to Ithaca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Ithaca, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Boston

— 4 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Take a break from Boston with a short trip to Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery, stroll around Boston Public Garden, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and observe the fascinating underwater world at New England Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Boston trip tool.

Fly from Ithaca to Boston in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ithaca in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Boston, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

New York City

— 1 night

Big Apple

Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and then walk around Bryant Park. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Broadway and then enjoy breathtaking views from One World Observatory.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the New York City online travel planner.

You can fly from Boston to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Finger Lakes travel guide

4.5
Wineries & Vineyards · State Parks · Specialty Museums
New York's Wine Country
Defined by wine and water, the Finger Lakes region includes 11 elongated bodies of water spread over 130 km (80 mi) of rolling countryside in the northern section of the state of New York. In addition to the picturesque waterways, the Finger Lakes' main vacation attraction is its more than 100 wineries: the area is a top wine region, often referred to as the East Coast's answer to California's Napa Valley. Tour the wineries and recreational areas dotting the slopes above the lakes, but don't forget to include a trip or two to the region's vibrant towns, known for their lively culinary and nightlife scenes.